THEODORE E. HAUSER; ARTHUR STEER
Although cancer metastasizes commonly to the lungs, such metastases are usually discrete and not implanted in any definite relationship to blood vessels or lymphatics. In such cases pulmonary symptoms are usually absent or are not a prominent part of the clinical picture. It is relatively uncommon to find diffuse lymphatic permeation of the lungs resulting from a primary carcinoma elsewhere. When this does occur, the pulmonary symptoms usually become the outstanding and frequently the only presenting complaint.
In 1936 Wu1 reviewed the entire literature on lymphangitic carcinomatosis of the lungs. He stated that this was first described in the European
HAUSER TE, STEER A. LYMPHANGITIC CARCINOMATOSIS OF THE LUNGS: SIX CASE REPORTS AND A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:881–898. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-4-881
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(4):881-898.
Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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